There are very few Wes Ferrells out there

After Babe Ruth, Wes Ferrell is at the top of the list among the best-hitting pitchers of all-time. Are Mike Hampton and Mark Prior in the mix, as well?

Originally Published: May 8, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The best argument for the Designated Hitter?

Next time you're near a TV, watch a pitcher hit.

Or rather, watch a pitcher try to hit.

Sure, there's Mike Hampton. But he's just one man, and he's not getting any younger.

Ah, but what of the younger generation, those super-athletes who can do it all, and are supposed to prove that yes, pitchers really can hit?

In 24 major-league games, Mark Prior has seven extra-base hits (not bad!) but also has just two walks ...

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